Replacement birth, marriage and death certificates

Find out more about getting replacement birth, marriage and death certificates.

If you know that a birth, marriage or death occurred in a particular registration district you can contact that register office, either for a certificate if you have precise details, or for an appointment to conduct a search of the indices, for up to six hours on any one day.

It may take a few days to arrange a search owing to limited accommodation. The fee for this service is £18.

Postal applications can be made to the appropriate Superintendent Registrar (find details on the registration office page) by using the appropriate form which is attached to this page.

Cheques should be made payable to "The Superintendent Registrar" and applications should be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Details of fees are set out on our fees page. You are advised to contact the Register Office prior to making your application to check which fee will be applicable.

Do you need a copy certificate urgently?

We offer a same-day service for the provision of copy certificates. Provided that your request is made at the Register Office at least one and a half hours before the office is due to close, we will deal with your request for a copy certificate on the day.

The charge for this service is £26.50 (£10 statutory fee plus an additional charge of £16.50).

Related documents

The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)